Set at Amazon Studios, the coming-of-age movie is based on JR Moehringer’s best-selling 2005 memoir.


Ready Player One star Tye sheridan he’s in talks to play the opposite young lead Ben affleck in George Clooneycoming of age movie The tender barCollider has learned exclusively.

Installed at Amazon Studios, the film is based on JR MoehringerBest-selling memoir, reminiscent of the time he spent searching for unlikely father figures among patrons at his uncle’s bar on Long Island. Sheridan is making a deal to play Moehringer, while Affleck is set to play his Uncle Charlie.

It is unclear if Clooney plans to act in the movie himself, but he has starred in every movie he has directed with the exception of Suburbicon, where he entrusted the leadership to his Ocean’s 11 comrade Matt Damon.

Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan (The dead people) will adapt Moehringer’s memoir, and Clooney will produce the film with his partner Smokehouse Grant Heslov as well as the former Amazon executive Ted hope. Amazon acquired the project from Sony, which had been developing the film with Hidden figures director Ted Melfi.


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Clooney’s last movie, The midnight sky, is a post-apocalyptic thriller in which you play a lonely scientist in the Arctic who tries to stop a team of astronauts led by Felicity Jones returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Sheridan comes from the innovative Quibi series Wireless from the executive producer Steven Soderbergh (an old friend of Clooney), and they will soon see him alongside Oscar Isaac in Paul schraderrevenge thriller The card counter. Sheridan also stars opposite Colin farrell in the next sci-fi thriller Voyager from Divergent director Neil Burger, and was recently chosen to Rupert sanders‘star-studded war movie The things they carried beside Tom hardy Y Pete davidson.


Sheridan made his professional acting debut in 2011. The Tree of Life before going on to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in Jeff Nichols‘drama Mud Y Nicolas Cage in David Gordon Greenindie crime movie Joe. He was cast as Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops, in X-Men: Apocalypse before securing the leadership of Wade Watts in Steven SpielbergAdaptation of Ready Player One.

Sheridan recently expanded into production with the independent film. The night clerk, which paired it with Ana de Armasand personally, I was a huge fan of her performance in The Stanford Prison Experiment. He is represented by WME, Mosaic, and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. For more on The card counterincluding movie poster, click here.

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